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The next evolution in Windows technology is here with Windows 8. Featuring a new, smart Start screen with Live Tiles, amazing Apps, and complete cloud connectivity, it’s the operating system you need to be more productive and to have more fun!
Building off of the momentum of Windows 7, as the world’s most popular operating system, Windows 8 offers a whole new level of interactivity, spanning laptops, PCs, and touchscreen devices, giving you a no-compromise experience. It’s connected to the cloud like never before with powerful cloud services like SkyDrive that comes with 7 GBs of free storage, and brings a true touch experience to the PC desktop for the very first time.
Welcome to Windows 8, and to a whole new way of interacting with your computer. Reimagined to focus on you, it’s beautiful, fast, and fluid. This is the new Start screen, and it’s perfect for every type of device, from compact, touch-enabled tablets to lightweight laptops to PCs. It’s been designed to give you smooth, intuitive access to your stuff, like your contacts, apps, and media. With Windows 8 you’ll spend less time searching and more time doing.
The Start screen features Live Tiles, helping you get more done quickly and easily. You’ll find everything you need at your fingertips, from your favourite contact, to Apps to media. It makes sharing your content super-easy too, because Apps work together across all devices. Live Tiles put your websites, playlists, photo albums and apps all up front, centre stage just for you. They’ll change and update in real-time, so you’ll stay on top of things without having to dig into programs or wait for things to refresh. Underneath, you’ve still got all the power of your desktop, giving you the settings and features you love from Windows 7. It’s the best of both worlds.
At the heart of Windows 8 you’ll find apps. It’s got a great set of built-in apps for the things you do most - Microsoft Mail, Calendar, SkyDrive, Photos, People, and Messaging apps come pre-installed, building a strong foundation for your digital life. Plus, they all seamlessly tie into services like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, just by adding them to your Microsoft Account.
SkyDrive gives you access to your documents and photos from anywhere and any web- connected device, and it includes 7 GB of free storage space. The People app is your most complete address book. You can include contacts from Hotmail, Messenger, Facebook Twitter, LinkedIn, Gmail and others. With a few clicks, you can quickly see what’s new, share an update, send a photo, make a comment or start a conversation – it’s that easy!
You can find even more apps on the Windows Store. It’s easy to navigate and discover new apps, with suggestions, ratings and the ability to tray an app before you buy it.
Every Windows 8 device can be yours no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Sign in and experience the personalization you love, the desktop background you want, and the settings you need; even when you sign in on a brand new PC, it’ll download your settings in just a few moments. Anyone sharing your Windows 8 PC can have their own personalized cloud-connected access just by signing in with their Microsoft account.
That means you can start a project on one PC and finish it somewhere else. All your Apps, games, music, photos, and files are stored in the cloud, allowing for universal access. You’re connected to all your social media accounts everywhere, your contacts everywhere, and your media everywhere. Even your files will follow you with Microsoft SkyDrive, putting the stuff you want in reach at all times.
For families, Microsoft Family Safety lets you set up accounts for everyone. Set boundaries for children and monitor their activities online. You can see what they’re doing with a weekly email report in your inbox, with web filtering, time limits, and App restrictions. It’s time to take control of Family Safety, and it’s built-in to Windows 8.
With Windows 8 you can unlock the power of your PC with incredible connections, powerful new software, and a smarter design. Everything is within reach on the new Start screen, with a brilliant user interface design and easy-to-access notifications. Great new options like Internet Explorer 10 and beautiful new Apps from the Windows Store make anything possible. Connect to work or play like never before!
Windows 8 is the next generation of software that you’ve been waiting for. Beautifully designed, cloud-connected, and usable across all types of PCs, laptops, and tablets, it’s flexible, smart, fast, and friendly. Why do you want Windows 8? It’s the future of computing, and it’s finally here.
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